More videos from this episode Science of Marinades and Brining Liquid smoke is made by channeling smoke from smoldering wood chips through a condenser, which quickly cools the vapors, causing them to liquefy. Could we bottle up some smoke for ourselves? Skillet-Barbecued Pork Chops The smoky, salty-sweet, charred flavor of grilled pork chops is easy to get on an outdoor grill. We wanted to bring that flavor indoors—keeping the smokiness but losing the smoke. Pasta, Grains, & Beans Cool and Creamy Macaroni Salad Macaroni salad should wrap pasta elbows and chopped celery and onion in a creamy dressing. Yet most are dry and bland. We wanted a creamy macaroni salad that stayed that way. Cutlery Chef's Knives We evaluated cutting ability, blade shape and sharpness, weight, and handle comfort to find the best chef's knives.